Youth Theatre Northwest
4400 86th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island
Directed by Cory Southwell.
Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda Jr. is a joyous kid-power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.